February 28, 2014

Historic Real Estate: The Beautifully Landscaped Edition

  • By: Emily Potter
blog_photo_Hardscrabble
Manicured lawns and a beautiful landscape make the views from every window of this historic home pleasing.

Hardscrabble -- Hillsborough, N.C.

Considered one of the most architecturally interesting houses in the North Carolina Piedmont area, this 18th-century home was originally built as two separate residences for two families. Today, the combined house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Local Historic Landmark. Price: $795,000

blog_photo_Delafield Island Gate House
Meticulously laid gardens and charming stone walls surround this historic house.

Delafield Island Gate House -- Darien, Conn.

Just a few steps from Gorham’s Pond in Darien, Conn., this circa 1788 home has been lovingly cared for by its current owners for 50 years. Inside you’ll find period hardwood and wide board plank flooring; outside you’ll be surrounded by an expansive lawn and beautiful views. Price: $1,749,000

blog_photo_Haseltine & Dreyfus Estate
Serene and gorgeous views await those who stop to relax on any of this home's multiple porches.

Haseltine-Dreyfus Estate -- Springfield, Mo.

One of southwest Missouri’s most coveted and historic homes will soon be up for auction. Resting on 10 exquisitely landscaped acres and sitting behind its own gated entrance, the house has been masterfully restored and thoughtfully updated. Price: contact agent

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